Just days after Congress president Sonia Gandhi proposed repealing the new agriculture law, party-ruled states are considering convening special sessions of the legislature for this purpose. The legal team of the All India Congress Committee passed a law in this regard last week.
A party source said, “Congress-ruled states will soon convene a session of the legislature to repeal the Centre’s new (new) agriculture law.” The Congress-ruled states of Punjab, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Puducherry already have it made it clear that they will not implement the Centre’s new agricultural laws in their respective states.
They also said they would bring a new bill to their state assemblies to neutralize these laws. Recently, Congress has vehemently opposed three new agricultural laws made by the Center and he is staging nationwide protests against these laws.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi recently advised the party-ruled states to pass laws in their respective legislatures under Article 254 (2) of the Constitution. The Congress has claimed that Article 254 (2) allows a state assembly to enact legislation contrary to the law of Parliament, while the BJP has used this provision against the UPA government’s land acquisition law.
Sources said that the Congress-ruled states are going to pass laws in this regard, while some states ruled by the NDA are also likely to do so as they are against the new agricultural laws of the Center.